West Palm Beach Federal Crime Lawyer
Top West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyers Representing Clients Facing Federal Charges
Facing any type of criminal charge can be highly stressful and intimidating. When you are facing charges brought by the federal government, those feelings can be even more intense. The federal government has an enormous amount of resources at its disposal. When federal prosecutors file charges, or when federal law enforcement agencies launch an investigation, they are notoriously aggressive. If you are facing a federal investigation, or you have already been arrested, you should hire an experienced West Palm Beach federal crime lawyer who can protect your legal rights and defend your freedom.
Scott Berry is a dedicated West Palm Beach federal crime lawyer who has more than 15 years of experience handling a wide range of federal charges in South Florida. He fully understands what defendants are up against in these cases. The federal government has virtually unlimited resources to prosecute your case and you should do everything in your power to protect yourself. Scott Berry will work tirelessly to protect your rights no matter which agency is seeking to restrict it. If you are facing a federal criminal charge in Palm Beach County, FL, please do not hesitate to reach out to our law office for free, fully confidential legal guidance.
Federal Offenses We Handle
At Scott Berry Law, P.A., we are proud to be a full-service criminal defense law firm. Scott Berry has extensive experience handling a wide range of criminal cases in federal court. Regardless of the specific facts and nature of the allegations being raised against you, Scott Berry is prepared to offer you judgement free, highly competent legal advice. Some examples of federal charges that our legal team defends includes:
Federal Drug Charges
While the majority of drug crimes are prosecuted under state law, the federal government also has the authority to bring drug cases. Indeed, federal agencies bring many drug crimes every year in courts in South Florida. Generally, federal drug cases involve complex drug trafficking or drug manufacturing schemes. In fact, in most federal drug crimes cases, there are multiple defendants. This makes these cases especially challenging, as prosecutors often work aggressively to try to flip the defendants against each other. If you are facing federal drug trafficking charges, drug manufacturing charges, or drug possession charges in South Florida, you need to speak to an experienced West Palm Beach federal crime lawyer immediately.
Federal Fraud Charges
For many different reasons, the federal government may become involved in a fraud case. Whether the case has been referred to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), or it has originated out some other agency, federal prosecutors have jurisdiction over a wide range of alleged fraud crimes. These prosecutors are known to pursue these charges aggressively. Some example of federal fraud charges that our West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney handles include:
- Mail fraud;
- Wire fraud;
- Tax fraud;
- Securities fraud;
- Mortgage fraud;
- Healthcare fraud;
- Money laundering;
- Accounting misconduct;
- Bank fraud; and
- Many other white collar crimes.
Federal Sex Crimes Charges
The federal government will prosecute certain sex-based offenses. Specifically, federal prosecutors have jurisdiction over sex crimes that occurred over the internet or that involve allegations of cross state border human trafficking. Cyber-based sex crimes often involve allegations of child pornography, human sex trafficking, or prostitution. These are all very serious offenses. If you are facing federal cyber sex crimes or human trafficking charges, you should consult with an experienced federal crime defense attorney immediately. Once again, federal sex crimes charges will often involve multiple defendants.
Multiple federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, DEA, and ATF may initiate a legal case involving weapons charges. A weapons charge that has been brought under federal law is a very serious offense. Whether you have been accused of weapons trafficking, the unlawful import or export of certain firearms, or any other weapons-based federal offense, you need to be ready to get yourself legal protections. West Palm Beach federal crimes lawyer Scott Berry can help defend you against false or overly punitive federal weapons charges.
Federal Cases are Extremely Complex
There are several different agencies that investigate federal criminal activity, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).These agencies investigate crimes like child pornography, human trafficking, cyber crime, mail fraud, credit card fraud, accounting fraud, public corruption, money laundering, tax fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, drug trafficking, drug manufacturing, possession of controlled substances, unlawful weapons possession, unlawful import or export of weapons, and trafficking in firearms.
You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer With Experience in Federal Court
If you are facing a federal charge, it is imperative that you hire a West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney who has relevant experience in federal court. While there are many similarities between state and federal criminal cases, there are also some very important differences. Remember, the federal government, federal law enforcement agencies, and U.S. attorneys will throw a tremendous amount of resources at your case. A defendant who is facing any type of federal charge needs the very best legal representation. You need to look for a defense lawyer who has a comprehensive understanding of federal criminal cases.
Contact Our West Palm Beach Federal Crimes Defense Lawyer Today
At Scott Berry Law, P.A., our South Florida criminal defense lawyer has the skills and experience needed to handle a wide range of federal charges. If you or a family member was arrested and charged with a federal offense, you need a top-rated legal professional by your side as soon as possible.
To arrange a free, fully private criminal defense consultation, please do not hesitate to call our law office today at 561-281-7155 or to contact us through our website. From West Palm Beach, we represent clients throughout Southeast Florida, including in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, North Palm Beach, Jupiter, and Greenacres.